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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Friday, May. 11, 2012 4 years ago

Stay safe from rodents and mosquitos

Orange County Health Department and Mosquito Control tips
by: Observer Staff

The Orange County Health Department and Mosquito Control want to make sure you stay healthy and informed during the spring and summer seasons. Here are a few tips on how to prevent rodent and mosquitoes this year:


  • Remove food and water sources, seal up access points, and remove clutter.

  • Do not leave pet food out for an extended period of time, monitor, and minimize the use of bird feeders.

  • Maintain shrubs and vegetation to limit harborage.

  • Gardens and fruit trees – do not leave food on the ground.

  • Follow CDC recommended guidelines for clean up here.


  • Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.

  • Maintain the water balance (pool chemistry) of swimming pools. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

  • Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

For more information on these health tips, call the Orange County Call Center at 3-1-1.

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